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Kids' camps this summer

Kids’ camps this summer

Summer Camps are a brilliant opportunity for children of any age to learn new skills, discover new interests and meet other like minded... more

What is applied behaviour analysis?

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Treatment Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a form of therapy able to be related to an extensive scope of human concerns. These could include, for example:- Difficulty experienced with learning Behavioural challenges Health and Safety related behaviour Autism related verbal and general communication... more

Siblings and special needs

Members of a family are able to help and support siblings with various disorders, in many and varied ways, related to their special needs. Organising and planning your day is essential, to meet the extra tasks, or making arrangements to meet a variety of needs. This could be added to by attending to the needs of any other children and deciding what arrangements they... more

Understanding dyslexia

Understanding dyslexia

Special Needs Related to a Specific Learning Disability (Dyslexia) Dyslexia is a specific type of learning disability, frequently used as... more

Asperger syndrome

What is Asperger Syndrome? Hans Asperger was a Viennese paediatrician who found a set of behaviour and abilities which were common among boys. He discovered this over 50 years ago and today the syndrome is diagnosed in patients with seemingly normal language development and intelligence levels but who showed autistic-like behaviour and lacked communication... more

ADHD support guide

Communication skills development, social interaction development & speech therapy The majority of children who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have trouble with communicating, but therapy is often of significant benefit. A guide for support and therapy has been created by the IASLT, so that parents with children suffering from ADHD... more

What is ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Regarded as one of the most intensely and prevalently studied syndromes in child psychiatry, ADHD is also one of the most controversial. Impulse control, the ability to focus attention, and ability to control motor activities are the three areas that experts are concerned with in the study of ADHD. How common is... more

Your child’s lunchbox

It is becoming increasingly popular to bring a packed lunch to school on a consistent basis these days, but that means getting ready for school can be a time-crunch. Practicality isn’t on the side of the packed lunch, but the healthiness they offer can be worth the time—you just have to be smart about what to pack and how to pack it. By packing a healthy... more

What is Spina Bifida?

Every year in Ireland, out of 1000 births, one child will be born with Spina Bifida. This incidence rate is among the world’s highest. Spina Bifida is a neural tube defect (NTD) – the name means ‘split spine’. It is the most common NTD, and the condition means the spinal cord is not completely developed. The central nervous system In the body, all... more